Sony HMZ-T1 Wearable 3D HDTV (Blu-ray 3D Crosstalk Free)

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  1. Paul Hillenbrand

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    Available on or about 10/26/2011
    Wearable HDTV | Personal 3D Viewer | HMZ-T1 | Sony
    $799.99 - Now available for pre-order @ Sony USA:
    Insanely immersive 3D Viewing Headset
    The viewer can enjoy a more natural 3D video experience that is completely free of crosstalk since each eye has its own display. No filters to look through that will dim the light source of the 3D images.:cool:
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    Sony Personal 3D Viewer YouTube video
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    Thanks for the info Paul. I am a big fan of 3D and have two sets, but I'm not sure how I feel about this. I can pretty much guarantee you that most of the people buying this aren't going to look as cool as the guy using it in the video! Here is a picture

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    Sony Personal 3D Viewer HMZ-T1 Specifications:
    Display:
    •Aspect Ratio : 16:09
    •Display Device : OLED Panel x 2
    •Display Resolution : 1280x720
    •Field of View : 45 degree
    •Gradation : RGB 24bit
    •Virtual Image Size : 750 inches at 65 feet distance (effectively 150" at 12 feet)
    Video Features:
    •Picture Mode : Standard; Cinema; Dynamic; Custom
    •Picture Settings : Clear Black; Picture; Brightness; Color temprature; Sharpness
    •Picture control for dark adaptation : Yes
    •Pure Image Realizer : Frame noise reduction; Block noise reduction; Mosquito noise reduction
    •SBM for Video : Yes
    Headphones:
    •Driver Unit : Open air dinamic
    •Frequency Response : 12-24,000Hz
    •Impedance : 24?
    •Maximum Input : 1,000mW (IEC)
    •Sensitivity : 106dB/mW
    Audio Features:
    •Leaner PCM : 2/ 5.1
    •Preset Audio Mode : Standard; Cinema; Game; Pure AV; Off (2ch)
    •Virtual Surround : Yes (5.1)
    Inputs and Outputs:
    •HDMI Input(s) and Output(s) : 1 input(HDMI 1.4a)/1 through-output(HDMI 1.4a)
    •HMD Output(s) : 1 output
     
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    This is interesting. As someone with a Sharp 60" LCD display without 3D I wouldn't mind picking this up for 3D movie viewing. What concerns me is the 720p resolution makes it sort of limited with non-3D sources.
     
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    The Sony HMZ-T1 owners Manual has finally been posted.
    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/HMZT1_refguide.pdf
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    There are two problems. The resolution is 720p and there is no mention of the weight of that thing. Having that hanging off the front of your face for a 3 hour movie might be a little taxing on your neck muscles. Although, it would be tempting if the displays were 1080p. That will be next years model.
     
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    Weight is distributed to the top and back of the head and shouldn't be a problem when adjusted and worn correctly. It should not touch the bridge of the nose.
    Here is a YouTube clip of "How to use Sony Personal 3D Viewer Headset"
    Here is a link to the Sony HMZ-T1 Startup Guide: http://www.docs.sony.com/reflib/docget.asp?manualid=1135599&template_id=&region_id=1&DL=',600,560,10,10,'Manuals
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    From a Sony U.S. Dealer on 11/04/11:
     
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    Thank you Paul. I've personally always hoped somehow we could steer away from facial/head devices somehow. Great for 1-2 people maybe if you can deal with wearing that stuff. Just not how I want to spend my movie nights. Honestly, I laughed a lot when I saw this as it reminded me of a 1998 Cowboy Bebop anime episode titled Brain Scratch. Now if they could stream line it more like this:

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    Wow! :eek: That was fast! After shipping a few, including my order:
    Sony Personal 3D Viewer | store.sony.com website now shows:
    "This item is Backorderable
    Temporarily out of stock. We will email you when your product ships."
     
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    Posted the following on the Sony F 3D laptop owners thread in another forum and thought people may want to read how I describe the HMZ-T1 to others.
    FYI:
    I love the discrete-3D technology (I'm a 3D Addict!) and will work with the headset until I can where it comfortably or break it (redesign what I have) just to view 3D Blu-rays with it to get my fix and to verify the actual 3D encode possibilities on a given disc. Hate it when reviewers give a movie a different (always higher) Video Quality rating to 2D versions when discrete-3D is just as good using the encode on the disc, and only needing the 3D-discrete technology to experience it!
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    I'm thinking of getting this headset, but not for the 3D movies or effects -- mainly to watch normal 2D programs and movies, and to 'reissue' most of my dvd collection through this set (I wonder if my dvd of "Lawrence of Arabia" will look any more impressive through this HMD?)
    One question, and it might be of interest to those who already have this and for future models of these headsets, yet to be released -- I have the Smilebox version of "How The West Was Won" and will probably be the 'premiere attraction' if I ever get this thing -- I know the Cinerama joins were digitally erased from this version but I'm wondering, with this headset's two separate screens, with this make any new 'joins' and spoil the smilebox effect? (Looking forward to the upcoming bluray releases of "This Is Cinerama" and "Windjammer" to test this theory also)
     
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    Hi Brian,
    2D movies will display the same identical image on both screens. The L & R eye will see each display and the brain will infuse them as one single 2D picture. i.e. No "new 'Joins' will be added " to spoil the smilebox effect.
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    Is it really so incredible device? I just read this Sony HMZ-T1 review, but I still can't make a decision. Maybe you tell me "buy and no doubt!"? :)
     
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    The Sony HMZ-T1 HMD is no longer available to order at Sony USA.
     
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    I tried one out at a Sony store last year. It was OK, but didn't seem quite ready for prime time. (Note that my eyes are not that great with 3D, so it might've worked better for others.)
     

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